Propliners of the World

Author: Gerry Manning
Publisher: Flight Recorder Publications/Specialty Press
ISBN: 0955426847
Release Date: 2012-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Covers 75 years of the Douglas DC 3 and its turboprop conversions through de Havilland Canada s ageless pair of Beaver 18 and Twin Otter to classic aircraft such as the Douglas DC 7 and German built Junkers Ju 52. A nostalgic, photographic look at some of the great classic propeller driven aircraft as they operate around the world.

The ATL 98 Carvair

Author: William Patrick Dean
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476662800
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre: Transportation

The ATL-98 Carvair is a truly unusual aircraft. Converted from 19 C-54 World War II transport planes and two DC-4 airliners into a small fleet of air ferries by Aviation Traders of Southend, England, the Carvair allowed commercial air passengers to accompany their automobiles onboard the aircraft. The planes were dispersed throughout the world, operating for 75 airlines and transporting cars, royalty, rock groups, refugees, whales, rockets, military vehicles, gold, and even nuclear material. After more than 45 years, two Carvairs were in 2008 still in service. This comprehensive history of the ATL-98 Carvair, begins with corporate histories and profiles of key players, including William Patterson, Donald Douglas, and Freddie Laker. Four chapters illustrate the evolution of the car-ferry as a viable aircraft, the history of Aviation Traders, engineering details incorporated into the Carvair's production, and major Carvair operators. Chapters on each of the fleet's 21 planes provide individual histories and anecdotes. Seven appendices provide several kinds of data and the book is fully indexed.

Ultra Large Aircraft 1940 1970

Author: William Patrick Dean
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476630151
Release Date: 2018-04-04
Genre: Transportation

 In 1962, a unique transport aircraft was built from the parts of 27 Boeing B-377 airliners to provide NASA a means of transporting rocket boosters. With an interior the size of a gymnasium, “The Pregnant Guppy” was the first of six enormous cargo planes built by Aero Spacelines and two built by Union de Transport Aeriens. More than half a century later, the last Super Guppy is still in active service with NASA and the design concept has been applied to next-generation transports. This comprehensive history of expanded fuselage aircraft begins in the 1940s with the military’s need for a long-range transport. The author examines the development of competing designs by Boeing, Convair and Douglas, and the many challenges and catastrophic failures. Behind-the-scenes maneuvers of financiers, corporate raiders, mobsters and other nefarious characters provide an inside look at aviation development from the drawing board to the scrap yard.


Author: Clinton Groves
ISBN: 1610607392
Release Date:
Genre: Propeller-driven aircraft

Spectacular color photographs combined with informative captions tell the stories of the popular subjects.